Sweet Vernal Zephyr

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Become enticed by the cerebral lusts of a...
...sweet vernal zephyr

My brother lauded this title and after brief investigation I must concur.
My pulse has risen in anticipation of caressing these pages.

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dreams
by Paulo Coelho

A simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream.

Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman's books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists—men who believed that if a metal were heated for many years, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and what was left would be the "Soul of the World." Of course he does eventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing student-teacher relationship clarifies much of the boy's misguided agenda, while also emboldening him to stay true to his dreams.



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